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Another load of Ash

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by tfdchief, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    Saturday was a good day in the woods with my son and grandson. This was a pretty big ash that was blown over in a storm this summer.
    Doug cutting.JPG Steve cutting.JPG
    My son and Me
    Doug splitting.JPG Trent cutting.JPG
    My son quartering the rounds and My little man felling his tree:)
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    Me with my grandson

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  2. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Everything about the trip to the woods looks fun.
    Great photo "play by play" :)
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  3. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    Way to get after again Chief. I took this Saturday off. Did haul a load good dry stuff to a fella from church today.
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  4. AJS56

    AJS56 Burning Hunk

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    Love the pics and looks like a good day of work with the "guys".
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    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    great pics, love the one of the little guy felling the tree. He even notched it there!
  6. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    Nice chunk of wood..............tfdchief, you need to go back with the family and get that leaner right next to it.
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  7. ScotO

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    Way to start 'em out young, Chief! He's already got the hang of it, next thing you know he'll be on here posting pics of his own stove and such!

    Looks like a nice load of wood, and a great day out with loved ones!
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  8. Redlegs

    Redlegs Feeling the Heat

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    Good work Chief -esp bringing the "crew" out. :>)
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  9. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    It's great when you can get the truck right next to the tree, nice pics!
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  10. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    Yep, he did that all by himself.

    I should have taken a good picture of it. It is pretty scary looking.
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  11. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    And thinking about a year ago.... Good job Steve.
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  12. husky345 vermont resolute

    husky345 vermont resolute Member

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    Gotta love the ash chief that's all I've been cutting
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  13. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    I do love it. Not my favorite, but good wood.
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    schlot Minister of Fire

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    Great pics chief!
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  15. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    Thanks, I love all the pics on here of cutting in the woods, so I have to post a few of my own once in while.;) Hoping everyone enjoys them as much as I enjoy theirs.
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  16. Bret Chase

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    that was one big ash.... you don't see them get that big around here...
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  17. Bret Chase

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    Ash ranks up there for me... I find it roughly equal to white birch in it's heat... I find it works well between shoulder season and when the big guns are needed.... it also works great tossed in with a few locust spits so you can keep the stack in the green without blasting yourself out of the house...
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  18. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    BC, We have a lot of them in the river bottoms around here and yes, they generally get pretty big. Good soil I guess. But if you want to see a big one, well here is a big one.::-)
    Big Ash.jpg
  19. Bret Chase

    Bret Chase Minister of Fire

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    around here most ashes seem to die by chainsaw somewhere around the 12-14" mark... They grow very, very fast too..
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  20. save$

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    Really hate leaning trees. Way dangerous because the usually are hung up on some other trees.
    Good to get your boy off to a good start. He'll learn it right and know what not to do.
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  21. Bret Chase

    Bret Chase Minister of Fire

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    I've got a large dying oak laying against a dead pine on my lot behind my house.... I haven't figured out how to take them down safely...
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  22. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Nice post TFDchief! What year is your Ford. Looks like a good worker. You grandson, son, and the truck.;)
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  23. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    I have cut a few good size Ash in my days. Dat a big un!
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  24. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    BC, be careful, they call them "widow makers" for good reason.


    It is an 88, F250, straight 6, 4 speed with OD. It is a good old truck and will haul EVERYTHING you can put in it.;)
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    "widow makers", I don't think there is a year go by but we read about someone being found with a tree on top of them. That and an overturned tractor being used to pull somthing out. Really hate to see someone working alone in the woods, but it is a way of life for many. I nearly got it once form a split with a kick back. That was from a tree that was holding back another tree from falling to the ground. That gave me some new respect for what I was doing and wasn't doing right.
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